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Green Detox Salad in a large wooden bowl

The Ultimate Detox Salad with Lemon Ginger Dressing

Start your year off with the Ultimate Detox Salad filled with detoxifying vegetables and tossed with a lemon ginger turmeric salad dressing. Made in 10 minutes for a delicious, hearty, and healthy meal. 
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 428kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn


Lemon Ginger Dressing

  • 4 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. freshly grated ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • pepper, to taste

Detox Salad

  • 4 large leaves curly kale, de-stemmed
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups red cabbage, thinly chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled into thin strips
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 rounded cup broccolini, chopped
  • 2 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1 small avocado, cubed
  • ¼ cup roasted sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint, minced
  • 2 tablespoon fresh cilantro, minced


  • Blend together the ingredients for the dressing in a small blender and set aside. ​
  • Finely chop kale and place it in a large salad bowl along with 1 teaspoon olive oil and salt. Gently massage the kale between your fingers for 2-3 minutes until the kale is darker, tender, and shiny. 
  • Add the remaining salad ingredients and toss together with the Lemon Ginger Dressing. 
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up 2 days. 


Serving and Storing - Serve salad immediately. This is a big salad. On its own, it is enough for 2 servings. It will serve 4 if you're serving it as part of a larger meal. Store leftover salad in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. Store salad dressing separating for up to 2 weeks.


Calories: 428kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 346mg | Potassium: 493mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 6505IU | Vitamin C: 60.6mg | Calcium: 247mg | Iron: 4.3mg